SOON – Song and Lyrics by A Tribe Called Red


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘SOON’ by A Tribe Called Red. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of A Tribe Called Red or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

It’s me, Jack
You know I owe you but I’ll be out soon
I know too that you still haven’t found Charlie
But I’m not giving up and I know you won’t either
We’ll find him when I get out and when we do
I can tell him myself that I’ve learned some things in this joint
Before I was lost, but in here I found the nation of now
And soon when I’m out, our nation will grow into what we’ve always wanted
What we’ve always needed, our very own
Halluci Nation

We’ll tell Charlie he didn’t need to die of exposure by the railroad tracks
That his physical body did, but it’s his spirit that fills our Halluci Nation
Light as helium, but weighted by the drum
When I first met you Charlie, I thought you were crazy
Now I wonder if I’m not that one
And so let us tell the story for you, let us tell the story to you
Even if I know you can’t hear it
There’s not much I know for sure kid
But one thing I do, all I know for sure is
I wish the ones who ran that school never did what they’d done to you

You’d still be walking around here if it hadn’t been for them
You stamped the world before you left it
You were part of the great seal that can’t be broken
You were part of the great seal of our nation, the great seal of Halluci Nation
Can you hear Charlie, like a strong heart pumping?
That’s a sound of five hundred years and all of us still drumming
Thanks fellas for listening all these years, for taking my calls
Our DNA is earth and sky after all
I’ll see you three as soon as I’m out

Oh, own it
Much love brother
Stay strong

Alright Jack, peace

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